- a native or inhabitant of Orkney
- of or relating to Orkney
from Latin Orcades the Orkney Islands
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Examples from the Web for orcadian
Bland, bland, n. an Orcadian name for butter-milk and water.
And indeed, for a man who has been much tumbled round Orcadian skerries, what scene could be more agreeable to witness?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
Curiously enough, the weather forecast given in the Orcadian immediately below read: "Showers or drizzling rain; local mist."Scapa and a Camera
C. W. Burrows
The Orcadian Islands formed, indeed, a Norwegian kingdom, which was not entirely at an end till the thirteenth century.
But we had neither time nor skill to decipher what noble Orcadian lay beneath.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10)
John Gibson Lockhart.